14.12.2016 Back

Cheshire East Highways wins national Road Safety Award

Cheshire East Highways’ ‘Cat and Fiddle’ road safety improvement scheme has scooped a top safety award.

The project, lead by Cheshire East Council, was awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award (PMIRSA) for the improvements to the A537 between Macclesfield and Buxton. 

Following a number of road safety improvements which delivered a reduction in the number and severity of road traffic incidents, the road has dropped out of the list of persistently higher risk roads and is now amongst the top ten improved roads in Britain, according to the Road Safety Foundation. 

Our work alongside Cheshire East Council and partners saw the upgrade of safety barrier systems, a 50mph speed limit and installation of average speed cameras, all supported by regular routine maintenance including resurfacing and road marking renewals. 

Praising the complex safety project, the judges said the programme showed ‘long-term commitment to improve the safety of a particularly dangerous road by working collaboratively with multiple agencies.’